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## watt

(wŏt)
n. Abbr. W Electricity
An SI-derived unit of power equal to one joule per second. See Table at measurement.

[After James Watt.]

## Watt

(wɒt)
n
(Biography) James. 1736–1819, Scottish engineer and inventor. His fundamental improvements to the steam engine led to the widespread use of steam power in industry

## watt

(wɒt)
n
(Units) the derived SI unit of power, equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a potential difference of 1 volt. 1 watt is equivalent to 1.341 × 10–3 horsepower. Symbol: W
[C19: named after James Watt]
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## watt

(wɒt)

n.
the SI unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second and equal to the power in a circuit in which a current of one ampere flows across a potential difference of one volt. Abbr.: W, w
[1882; after J. Watt]

## Watt

(wɒt)

n.
James, 1736–1819, Scottish engineer and inventor.

## watt

(wŏt)
A unit used to measure power, equal to one joule of work per second. In electricity, a watt is equal to the amount of current (in amperes) multiplied by the amount of potential (in volts).

## watt

1. The unit of power: one watt equals one joule per second.
2. (W) A unit of power equal to that available when one joule of energy is expended in one second. 1 W = 1 volt-ampere; 746 W = 1 horsepower (hp). Named after the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736–1819).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 watt - a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohmWpower unit - a measure of electric powermilliwatt - a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a wattkilowatt, kW - a unit of power equal to 1000 wattsH.P., horsepower, HP - a unit of power equal to 746 watts 2 Watt - Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)James Watt
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## watt

[wɒt] N
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## watt

[ˈwɒt] nwatt m
a 100-watt light-bulb → une ampoule de 100 watts
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## watt

nWatt nt
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## watt

[wɒt] nwatt m inv
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## watt

(wot) noun
(abbreviated to W when written) a unit of power, especially of heat or light.
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References in classic literature ?
"And, again and again, I am glad to see you, Watt! And, once again, I am glad to see you, Watt!" says Mrs.
Three articles in the "Archiv fur die gesammte Psychologie" by Watt,* Messer** and Buhler*** contain a great deal of the material amassed by the methods which Titchener calls experimental.
Rose despised this taste at first, but soon got interested in Livingstone's adventures, Hobson's stirring life in India, and the brave trials and triumphs of Watt and Arkwright, Fulton, and "Palissy, the Potter." The true, strong books helped the dreamy girl; her faithful service and sweet patience touched and won the boy; and long afterward both learned to see how useful those seemingly hard and weary hours had been to them.
George, which was formed in connection with the Watt Street Chapel for the purpose of supplying the poor with cast-off clothing.
With the spirit of prophecy upon me, I could look into the future and see her erect statues and monuments to her unspeakable Georges and other royal and noble clothes-horses, and leave unhonored the creators of this world -- after God -- Gutenburg, Watt, Arkwright, Whitney, Morse, Stephenson, Bell.
Nevertheless, not three days previous, Bildad had told them that no profane songs would be allowed on board the Pequod, particularly in getting under weigh; and Charity, his sister, had placed a small choice copy of Watts in each seaman's berth.
Watts, Burne-Jones, and Botticelli); and he wrote not without distinction verses of a pessimistic character.
Poor, wayward-hearted Collins leaned his head upon their crazy tables; priggish Benjamin Franklin; Savage, the wrong-headed, much troubled when he could afford any softer bed than a doorstep; young Bloomfield, "Bobby" Burns, Hogarth, Watts the engineer--the roll is endless.
He felt that he was being done good to, and that if he kept on with Ruskin, and the Queen's Hall Concerts, and some pictures by Watts, he would one day push his head out of the grey waters and see the universe.
'"How doth the little--"' murmured one of the teachers, in quotation from Doctor Watts.
What does Doctor Watts say,' he added, looking at me, and moving his head to the time of his quotation, '"Satan finds some mischief still, for idle hands to do."'
[2] "On My Journey Home," hymn by Isaac Watts, found in many of the southern country songbooks of the ante bellum period.

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